Scarcity: The New Science of Having Less and How It Defines Our Lives

November 4, 2014|
Scarcity: The New Science of Having Less and How It Defines Our Lives by Sendhil Mullainathan
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In this provocative book based on cutting-edge research, Sendhil Mullainathan and Eldar Shafir show that scarcity creates a distinct psychology for everyone struggling to manage with less than they need.

Busy people fail to manage their time efficiently for the same reasons the poor and those maxed out on credit cards fail to manage their money. The dynamics of scarcity reveal why dieters find it hard to resist temptation, why students and busy executives mismanage their time, and why the same sugarcane farmers are smarter after harvest than before.

Once we start thinking in terms of scarcity, the problems of modern life come into sharper focus, and Scarcity reveals not only how it leads us astray but also how individuals and organizations can better manage scarcity for greater satisfaction and success.

Sendhil Mullainathan, a professor of economics at Harvard University, is a recipient of a MacArthur Foundation "genius grant" and conducts research on development economics, behavioral economics, and corporate finance. He lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Eldar Shafir is the William Stewart Tod Professor of Psychology and Public Affai...
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Title:Scarcity: The New Science of Having Less and How It Defines Our Lives
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:304 pages, 8.29 X 5.58 X 0.82 in
Shipping dimensions:304 pages, 8.29 X 5.58 X 0.82 in
Published:November 4, 2014
Publisher:Picador
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781250056115

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